Tag: marriage

An Intimate Union

“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.1 The Profound Mystery of Christ’s Union with His Church Of all that Saint Paul ever wrote, this passage has to be one of…

Abstinence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder…

Last January Pope Francis was quoted as saying, “Some think that—excuse my expression here—that in order to be good Catholics we have to be like rabbits…No.”  He went on to say that, “God gives you methods to be responsible.” Breeding Like Rabbits Wait – what?! Isn’t the Catholic Church against contraception of any kind? Did his remarks signal a sudden change…

Praying the Gay Away…Or Not

Recently I stumbled upon this video on Facebook and felt compelled to share it with you along with a few of my thoughts. Please take a moment to watch it, it’s under twenty minutes – you’ve got the time 🙂 After you’ve finished watching you can read my thoughts below and then let me know what you think in the comments…

Marriage is What Brings us Together

  — 1 — Today I celebrate twenty-one years of marriage with my bride! It’s hard for me to believe that so many years have gone by already. We’ve been blessed. We’ve had far more joy than sorrow, far more good times than bad. Over the years, we’ve been in love more than out, and we’ve grown closer together rather…

Holiness (not Happiness) is the Goal

Pursuing individual happiness will never make you happy. Personal happiness is often the byproduct of holiness – but it is never the goal. [Tweet This] Before everyone freaks out, let me explain what I mean. The process of becoming holy, or to put it another way, the process of becoming what you were created to be, will often (although not always)…

Marriage is the Leading Cause of Divorce…

— 1 — I read a great blog post the other day by Matt Walsh entitled, My wife is not the same woman that I married. In it, Matt wrestles with what it means to be committed to another person for a lifetime in a society which not only considers the idea of “till death do us part” to be the height…

Homosexual, Heterosexual, or just plain Human?

— 1 — I was listening to the radio show Catholic Answers the other day, and the host Patrick Coffin made the following comment: “The saying, I believe attributed to Oscar Wilde, ‘The love that dare not speak it’s name.’ is now something that can’t really stop talking about itself.  The tsunami of organizations and individuals and websites that are founded…

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